You Are You
You Are You podcast aims to:
encourage us to embrace our God-given design,
serve out our kingdom calling, and
love God 100%.
The podcast has reached 10,000+ listens and charted all around the world... and even made the top 10 in Apple Podcast's Christianity charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Kuwait (where it reached #1!).
Join in, dear friends—everyone is welcome!
"Jesus is coming back soon. When he does, I pray we run boldly to him knowing we lived our lives as best as we could ... that we embraced who God made us to be, completed the plans he prepared for us, and praised his name boldly for we were not ashamed of the gospel."
Jenni Lien, Founder
The first season of the podcast documents a time where I was dealing with a breakup and learning to seek God wholeheartedly. Top episodes include "How I Went From Scared to Testify to Testifying Daily," "The Case for Day Dates with God," and "How I Learned to Pray Without Ceasing (AKA the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup).
In season 2, the podcast took on an audiobook format. Each of the 8 episodes were based on a chapter of You Are You: Celebrate Your God-given Design and Pursue Your Kingdom Calling. Top episodes include "Discover Who You Are," "Your Story Matters," and "Love God 100%). The e-book chapters were also released on www.theyayproject.com.
This season chronicled life during a time of transition. Top episodes include "What I've Learned About Church Hurt," "Humility, Surprises, and Staying Sharp" and "So, Dating." We also started to release interviews with guests including Sylvia Yu Friedman, an expert on modern slavery, and Luise Berry, Women's Pastor at The Vine Church in Hong Kong.
You Are You podcast is now in Season 4 (starting September 2022). This season will focus on the topic of work — building kingdom businesses and organizations, and how to bring kingdom principles into secular workplaces. Keep an eye out for more interviews with incredible women across Asia.
Founder of CareDogs (London)
Delphine Chui (@delphineistyping) is the Founder and CEO of Care Dogs (@caredogscharity), a UK charity that is helping to solve the problem of social isolation in older people. They offer local dog befriending services within South London, pairing older people with local volunteers and their dogs, so everyone can experience the benefit of canine companionship. Prior to starting Care Dogs, Delphine was a magazine journalist working for publications such as Marie Claire, GQ, HELLO, and Grazia… which is how we met! Tune in for the full story of how God changed Delphine and me from women who loved planning our own lives to totally surrendering to him at 30 and what’s happened since we handed over control to God. (Episode: Giving Control Back to God With Delphine Chui)
Sports Journalist (Manila)
Bee Go (@beebeego09) is a freelance sports journalist based in Manila. This is a wonderfully meaty episode where Bee shares how she got into sports journalism, the transition from working for a big brand (Rappler) to going freelance, family and cultural pressures, how God pruned her and set her up for success during the pandemic, tips for staying organized and fit, thoughts on a Christian approach to finances and sowing into God’s kingdom, the impact of church community on our spiritual health, what she’s learned as a young woman in leadership, and more. Praying this episode encourages us to take and hold onto Jesus’s hand and let him lead x (Episode: Learning to Balance Ambition and Surrender With Bee Go)
Hematologist (Hong Kong)
Dr. Amy Tsai
Dr. Amy Tsai is a hematologist, a doctor whose field of expertise encompasses all diseases and disorders related to blood, at one of Hong Kong’s largest and busiest public hospitals. What I love about my friendship with Amy is that it has God’s fingerprints all over it. We are very different. I have absolutely no idea what it’s like to work in a hospital, to care for people who are very sick, to see death, to be “on call” and work up to 36 hours in a row. But through our friendship, I’ve been able to see and hear about how even though she understands science so thoroughly, she also has full faith that our God can perform miracles. So whether you’re a medical professional or interested in seeing a glimpse of how God is moving in hospitals, sit back and I hope you enjoy this episode! (Episode: A Faith-Based Approach to Medicine With Dr. Amy Tsai)
Artist and Entrepreneur (Singapore)
Crystal Yeap (@slowlivecreate) is a Singapore-based Christian creative and entrepreneur. Her business, slowlivecreate, aims to be a safe place for women to slow down and reconnect with their innate creativity because she believes slowing down helps us to be grounded and live with intention and purpose. But just a few years ago, she was living a high-flying life as a fashion exec until God unfolded a new chapter! Sense God calling you to start something but you don’t feel like a typical entrepreneur? This episode is for you ❤️ (Episode: Slow Living Meets Entrepreneurship With Crystal Yeap)
Founder of Overseas Radio & Television (Taiwan)
Doris Brougham is the founder of ORTV and one of the most well-known English teachers to Chinese people worldwide. In Taiwan, she's a legend, arriving as a missionary in 1951 and having won countless awards since including the inaugural Outstanding Women Award from Taiwan's National Women's League. Through it all, her humility, kindness, and deep reverence for God remains — I'm so excited we have a chance to ask her questions! On a personal note, ORTV has greatly impacted my family. My grandpa used ORTV resources to learn English and my parents attended bible studies at ORTV and had a wedding ceremony there. (Episode: The Power of Commitment to God With Doris Brougham)
Women's Pastor at The Vine Church (Hong Kong)
Luise Berry was my women's ministry pastor at The Vine Church in Hong Kong. When Pastor Luise announced she and her husband would be following God's call to Portugal, I was about to move to a new country as well and had a number of questions for her! How did God speak to her (a Brit) about serving in Asia? Why did she hesitate when God spoke to her about leaving Hong Kong for Portugal? Should we make a big country move if we don't know exactly what we'll be doing when we get there? If you're wanting some encouragement that faith in God moves mountains (Matthew 17:20), I pray this episode encourages you. (Episode: Faith Moves Mountains With Pastor Luise Berry)
Inner Healing Ministry (Canada)
Experiencing inner healing and deliverance changed my life. I first went through it, via a program at my church, in a season where I was expecting time to heal my heart… but many months had gone by and I wasn’t feeling any better. Time doesn’t heal, Jesus does, amen? Through it, I realised areas of struggle that I thought were just ‘part of my personality’ could be healed — if it’s not godly, it’s not from God! He has better. In this episode, we hear from Allicia Bankuti of Ellel Ministries, which runs various inner healing courses and programs. She honestly and vulnerably shares her testimony (trigger warnings: pornography, bullying, eating disorders, drugs, self-harm), as well as practical steps for seeking God for inner healing. (Episode: Jesus and Inner Healing With Allicia Bankuti)
Anti-Human Trafficking Expert (Hong Kong)
Sylvia Yu Friedman
Sylvia Yu Friedman wears many hats, from award-winning filmmaker to TV host to expert on modern slavery and anti-trafficking. There are two episodes with Sylvia: one on her personal testimony including the impact of perfectionism and 'face' on our willingness to testify, and another on realities and God-focused responses to trafficking. For those interested in exploring more about modern slavery in Asia, check out Sylvia's book A Long Road to Justice: Stories from the Frontlines in Asia. (Episodes: Realities and Responses to Sex Trafficking With Sylvia Yu Friedman and Finding Our God-Given Purpose With Anti-slavery Campaigner Sylvia Yu Friedman)
“Jenni is vulnerable and honest as she shares her faith and walk with the Lord. This podcast has so many great practical ideas and is full of worship and praise for our Saviour. A must listen for any Christian woman!”